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The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges

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248 Armidale Rd New England Highway, Tamworth, New South Wales 2340 Australia
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#7 of 34 hotels in Tamworth
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Experience the art of hospitality at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth by Rydges, the city's only 5 star property. The Powerhouse has recently unveiled its multi-million-dollar redevelopment with 81 rooms including brand new 5-star King Rooms, Suites & Serviced Apartments with furnishings that bring an element of luxury, the latest technology, service that rises to the occasion & a menu of delicious food & beverages at The Workshop Kitchen & Coal Bunker Bar. All rooms & apartments feature free high speed Wi-Fi (best in town!), 60 inch 4K smart TVs on an acoustic wave wall, wireless mobile chargers, multiple USB ports & ‘sink in’ pillow top King Beds. Designer touches include bespoke leather bedheads, marble bedside tables & bathrooms, Italian lighting, noiseless ceiling fans, luxurious Australian made amenities & coffee pod machine. Guest facilities include free onsite parking, gym, outdoor pool, spa, sauna, laundry, BBQ area, Tesla charging stations & upscale hotel limousine transport. All seasonal menus at The Workshop Kitchen focus on fresh local New England produce. A wood fired oven and grill are at the heart of the open kitchen - both are fired up daily to create mouthwatering premium steaks. The Workshop Kitchen is open daily from 6.30am for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every public holiday. Relax in the Coal Bunker Bar open daily until late offering craft beer, cocktails and an extensive wine list which received a 2 Glass rating in the 2021 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. Tamworth’s most iconic & stylish hotel offers a convenient location close to the CBD, 24-hour reception & room service as well as 5 contemporary venue spaces for corporate & social events. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Tamworth Regional Airport & a 5-minute walk to shops, restaurants, cafes & bars.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Wine / champagne
Spa
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
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Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Sofa
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Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
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Bernadine T wrote a review 14 Aug
Darwin, Australia6 contributions
Just when you think you have stayed in nice accommodation before, then you stay at The Powerhouse !!! Do yourself the favor and experience this outstanding place. From the moment I walked in the door, I was greeted with smiles and the warmest of greetings by a lovely lady on her second or third day, very professional was the thought I had as I made my way to my room. The meals delivered to my room were delicious ( dinner and breakfast ). Thank you again, my husband and I will back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Jake2049 wrote a review Jan 2022
Sydney, Australia161 contributions72 helpful votes
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Friendly and professional staff and a very comfortable rom with great amenities. The restaurant on-site was excellent, a fabulous steak and fabulous wait staff. Will definitely choose to stay at the Pwerhouse again when next in Tamworth.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Rooms up to 140 are closer to the pool
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Response from Daine Cooper, General Manager at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Thank you for the amazing recommendation & we look forward to your next visit to Tamworth! We appreciate the positive shout out regarding your dining experience at The Workshop Kitchen & our attentive hospitality team. Travel safe now you're relaxed & refreshed after your Powerhouse stay!
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Craig D wrote a review 14 Aug
Sydney, Australia69 contributions59 helpful votes
Visited Tamworth for a weekend trip - and stayed at the Powerhouse. Really is the best country motel by a long way! It still is a "motel" as you can still drive your car up to just about your room (unless you are upstairs!) - but it really offers the comfort levels of many upper scale hotels. The check in was quick and easy (being Priority Rewards member and booking direct makes this an easier process) - with the rooms appearing to have recently been renovated - were really well fitted out. A lovely comfortable bed. Plug sockets and USB sockets in easy reach both sides of the bed, with a wireles charging device on one side too (a great touch BTW!). Another nice touch - the TV in the room has LED light strips behind the TV synced to the picture colours... made the viewing experience lovely. The bathhroom well laid out with plent of space and fitted to a high level. We werent able to get a restuarant booking for the Friday night (thats good I guess, as it shows the popularity?) - but having a G&T in the bar - was informed by the bar staff we could have dinnner in the bar. The bar area BTW is lovely - again, no expense spared in the hotel. The bar also had an incredible Gin selection (well done!) and extensive wine list - not something you expect in a country motel. The food was incredible. The steak, whilst pricey, was magnificent and justified the cost! Brekky in the morning is either continental - or full table service. I did have to ask for more yoghurt on my granola (lots of granola - not enough greek yoghurt!), and the wife suggested a little too much butter/oil used on her cooked brekky - but that was a minor issue really. This isnt the cheapest hotel in Tamworth (probably the most $$) - but sure will consider for my next stay in Tamworth next year,
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Date of stay: August 2022
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ascheef wrote a review 6 Aug
Sydney, Australia130 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed for 1 night as a mini break. Have stayed with Rydges all over Australia and am a member. We booked a 2br apartment. Rooms are modern and clean but small for an 'apartment '. Living area is in a shared bed space like a hotel room. Not really an apartment. Our first contact with the Hotel we requested late check out. Was granted 11am and told to check with reception on check in for a possible later time. The reception staff called the morning of check in and I asked again. That particular staff member was blunt and negative about my request. At check in, same staff and finally granted a noon check out but staff member was not welcoming. For a 5 star hotel its surprising to see them scrimp on toiletries. We had 2 adults and 3 children and we had to share one bar of soap, 1 mini shampoo, 1 mini conditioner and 1 body wash. There were no spare pillows. Usually Rydges has a pillow menu. Room service menu was difficult as you need to use a QR code to access the menus of which there are 5. You have to download the pdf each time and display it on your tiny phone screen. Then call reception to order. If the hotel wants to go digital then perhaps spend the money on the IT and allow guests to order online. Otherwise its cumbersome. Car parking at certain sections in the apartment area is difficult due to angles and lack of space. Overall its lovely to have a regional Rydges option but to claim 5 star without the same high calibre as the capital city Rydges is a bit of a stretch.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Apartments are at the quiet end. Parking can be a challenge.
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Neatcjane wrote a review 2 Aug
Sydney, Australia33 contributions10 helpful votes
Loved it our room nice and spacious and spotlessly clean . We had drinks in the bar and dinner in restaurant staff were helpful happy and friendly . Menu choices good and food delicious . Would definitely recommend hotel to friends and family
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John M wrote a review July 2022
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rooms excellent and nicely upmarket Service throught the hotel was excellent although the alcohol prices were up there Very comfortable surroundings with a nice luxurious feel Well worth the money and would stay again
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Daine Cooper, General Manager at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the great review John!! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and loved everything we had to offer! We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip!
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Jason C wrote a review July 2022
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My partner and I stayed at the Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth between 12 and 16 July 2022. Whilst the room very nice the service from the reception staff was ordinary. The reception staff member was bordering on being rude and not particuarly helpful. Maybe the staff member was having a bad day!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Daine Cooper, General Manager at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for the feedback Jason. I am extremely disappointed to hear of your experiences with our staff. I have already addressed the issue with the front of house team and i hope the next time you stay with us your experience will be different. Apologies from the team and we will look forward to seeing you again
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Suze9174 wrote a review July 2022
Bathurst, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
The location, staff, facilities, restaurant were fabulous! The coffee was very mixed, some mornings it was okay, but during my 4 night stay I had only one coffee that was as I ordered. I would recommend skipping the coffee here, and heading into town for a coffee elsewhere.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Great clean rooms,, very well appointed, need to ask for a microwave!
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Response from Daine Cooper, General Manager at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for the fantastic review!! Its amazing to hear you had such a great experience. I apologise about the coffee, we do use a top quality locally roasted bean but i will definitely speak to the team to ensure that it is being prepared to its best. Thanks again!
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Smithyofthebay wrote a review July 2022
Batemans Bay, Australia225 contributions43 helpful votes
This is the second time I have stayed here. First for work. The motel rooms are great. The second time was in the king suite as a special event with my better half. The king suite room is excellent. However my experience with the reception service was disappointing for this second visit . We stayed 2 nights first introduction at reception was unexpected as my previous experience in the first visit was good. Errors in account was upsetting. The restaurant was disappointing, we were the final sitting. After being shown to our table and prior to us sitting I asked for a newly set table that was in a quieter corner this was not allowed. There were no other sittings that evening . One meal come out cold . This was returned and a new much hotter meal was provided. Meals were good.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Daine Cooper, General Manager at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi and thank you for the great review! Its fantastic to hear that you enjoyed our rooms twice in a row! I sincerely apologize for the disorganization and lack of attentiveness that staff showed during this visit, I will address the team to ensure that these issues are minimized. I hope to see you again soon!
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Ray G wrote a review July 2022
Pottsville, Australia15 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent the weekend at Rydges in Tamworth for a couple of nights over the weekend. The decor of the room was great, and definitely had the luxurious feel of a 5-star hotel. We took this as a breakaway, so opted for the gourmet package which included breakfast, dinner/dessert and a cocktail each day, we thought this was exceptional value, and the steaks were perfectly done! Would definitely stay at the Rydges Tamworth, possibly even as a halfway point to Sydney, which makes a break from Coffs.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Daine Cooper, General Manager at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Responded 3 weeks ago
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your Gourmet Getaway at the Powerhouse, Ray! It is a very popular option for our guests and will be available for some time to come; thank you for your wonderful recommendation, we truly appreciate it!
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USD 144 - USD 187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
quality inn tamworth
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Powerhouse Boutique
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesTamworth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges
Which popular attractions are close to The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Nearby attractions include Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum (0.2 km), Tamworth Regional Playground (1.1 km), and Australian Country Music Hall of Fame (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dragon Palace, The Workshop Kitchen, and Hopscotch Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Powerhouse Hotel Tamworth By Rydges?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Tamworth Waler Memorial (1.2 km) and Radio 2TM (3.6 km).